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Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking

Ink on Paper: Some Notes on Note-taking | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Two Princeton University psychological scientists wondered if laptops, despite their plusses, might lead to a shallower kind of cognitive processing, and to lower quality learning. They decided to test the old and the new in a head-to-head contest.

Via Kim Vose
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The study that is being done does make you think which is more beneficial, what works better and what doesn't. I know as for myself, I work better on hands on experience having the paper in front of me instead of just looking at it online because like that I can add side notes. It is important for us college students to know how we work and learn the best so that we can be successful in our academics. 

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Kim Vose's curator insight, February 1, 2014 9:17 PM

This study suggests what many of us thought we knew already: that there's something about the physical act of writing that leads to increased learning and comprehension.

 

The interesting thing about this study - to me - is that it makes me wonder if taking notes with a pen and paper while reading is also more beneficial than taking notes on a laptop, especially considering how many professors use e-texts these days, particularly on the CI campus. I also wonder if annotation software, the kind that lets one make handwritten notes on a .pdf has the same learning beenfits as taking notes with a pen and paper.

 

Kassandra Aguilar's curator insight, February 20, 2014 3:02 PM

When I came across this article I decided to choose this for my scoop-it page because I found it interesting that even though they that drinking this water could be harmful they still tell the residents that it is okay for them to use it. Also it caught my attention because back at my high school they would say that the water in the town was contaminated so I was able to relate to it a bit. This website is a reliable source because they are always posting any type of news that happen around the world and try to make sure that what they are saying is true.

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High School vs. College Academics - How Does High School Differ From College?

High School vs. College Academics - How Does High School Differ From College? | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
High school vs. college academics. How do high school academics differ from college? Read this article to understand the different expectations you'll be facing as you make the transition from high school to college.
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This article is very straight toward, I like how everything that is being listed is correct it happens. Being a college freshman this year I have experienced most of these. I feel that this is an  article worth taking a look at it especially for high school seniors, as well as college freshman. When attending college reality hits you, and its up to you to chose to be here or not. 

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10 ways to improve your writing skills—quickly

10 ways to improve your writing skills—quickly | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Networking with other scribes and reworking your blog posts (and others' published articles) will help; above all, though, write, write, write!
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This article contains 10 ways to improve your writing skills, their good skills that can actually help you. Of course over time is when you become a better writer it does not happen from one morning to the other. Practicing a little everyday is helpful, you don't have to just write a paper for your English class but just in general. I like the skill to keep a journal and write in it, it can be helpful and over the time it will help you improve your writing skills. I like how last semester we had our messy draft journal in our English 102 because I noticed that every time I did a new entry i'd improve in my writing

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5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know

5 Assessment Strategies Every Teacher Should Know | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it

"Most teachers and current textbooks offer varied approaches to the material to be learned so the teaching can be brain-compatible with the varied student learning styles. It is only logical that respect for these individual learning styles be incorporated into assessment forms."


Via Beth Dichter, Dennis T OConnor, Stewart-Marshall
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These five out of the box assessment strategies are neat and think they will actually work. I really thought that the first and second strategies would be the most help and useful to use, well for myself. I like the first of having open book test because as a student you are forced to look for the answer and read through the text to find it. Which is good because once you read the material and understand it, it seems to stick to your head and easier to remember. I also like the student made test strategies, when we students make tests based on what we just learn is easier, to study like that. I think this should not just be strategies that teachers should just know but us the students as well their important strategies that can really help us in our education. 

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Christopher Resetar's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Like other comments on this scoop, I really like this article, especially items #1 and #2.  I really like those options because they are unconventional options that I still think would provide an appropriate level of challenge for the students as well as provide an alternative form of just a simple pencil and paper exam.  I think option #1 is more feasible for elementary school because it would allow students to work on skills that are more age appropriate like consolidation of information and looking for quality source material.

Ruby Day's curator insight, February 14, 2014 3:45 PM

Sounds like some great ideas to stimulate critical thinking

Audrey's curator insight, March 5, 2014 6:51 PM

All 5 assessment methods involves  students leading the learning. Asking the students questions based on their reading of the topic helps their analytical  skills and allows them to be in charge of their learning. 

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The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers | Goins, Writer

The Difference Between Good Writers and Bad Writers | Goins, Writer | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
The difference between good writers and bad writers has little to do with skill. It has to do with perseverance. Bad writers quit. Good writers keep going.
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This article makes you think. I know while reading I started to categorizing myself into where I fell. I like how it makes you think and I know for myself it actually motivated me in a way into trying yo become a good writer. 

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Developing Good Study Habits

Developing Good Study Habits | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Starting college or returning to school as an adult can be daunting, but when you're a servicemember or military spouse, it can seem overwhelming. The idea of taking statistics or chemistry may make you hesitate, but don't let doubts stand in your way. Opportunities for both military and civilian...
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This article is about developing good study habits that we can all use. It starts off by saying that you pretty much need to know yourself what works for you and what doesn't. I like this because I already do some of these study habits but discovering new habits is never bad. This is an article we college students would be interested because it helps us be organize and balance everything that's going on around us. 

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, June 18, 2015 9:39 PM

Improve your performance.

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4 Ways to Become a Better Writer, Even If You’re Short on Time

4 Ways to Become a Better Writer, Even If You’re Short on Time | Reading and Writing | Scoop.it
Struggling to fit writing practice into your day? Find the time and sharpen your skills with these strategies.
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I found these tips neat, tips that can come in handy when trying to write. I like how it talks about that to improve you writing skills to try doing things throughout the day for example when writing emails and doing daily tasks. 

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